Google has just released its monthly numbers on Android distribution and in it KitKat has jumped up to 13.6% of devices from just 8.5% in last month’s report. Google’s report includes data for a 7-day period ending today, so we’re thinking that the release of KitKat updates for a number of new devices in recent weeks had something to do with the rather significant jump up from last month’s stats.
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Stats for other versions of Android this month include Jelly Bean at 59% down from 60.8% last month, but only at the expense of Android 4.1 as 4.2 and 4.3 are both slightly up. Ice Cream Sandwich comes in at 12.3% from 13.4% last mont, while Gingerbread and Froyo are both down.
The data doesn’t include devices running Android versions below 2.2 or versions that include less than 0.1% of distribution.